Tina Dietz grew up in rural North Dakota in the 1980sThough her home life was turbulent, there was one place she felt most loved.

In 2018, she came to StoryCorps with her partner, Patrick Conteh, to remember.


Top photo: Tina Dietz and Patrick Conteh at StoryCorps in Bismarck, North Dakota. By Savannah Winchester for StoryCorps.
Bottom photo: Tina’s great aunt Shirley Krosch, who passed away in 2012. Courtesy of Tina Dietz.

Originally aired June 28th, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition.